Pete Hammond Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) It is no threat to the original Swedish trilogy , or even to David Fincher's take, but this souped up , action-filled sequel might be enough to satisfy genre fans with a still-intriguing heroine in this #MeToo age.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) Even about a presidential campaign scandal of 30 years ago, The Front Runner could not be more pertinent or timely to the politics of today and the moment when it all changed. Hugh Jackman is superb.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 86% A Private War (2018) In the Trump era of fake news and journalist bashing , the timing could not be more urgent for this powerful true story of a courageous reporter on the front lines of the truth.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
5/5 85% Boy Erased (2018) Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman , and Russell Crowe lead a superb cast in Joel Edgerton's riveting conversion therapy drama that hits all the right notes.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 62% Suspiria (2018) Luca Guadagnino has created a visually arresting , if overlong, remake of the 1977 cult horror classic. It's worth seeing for those without weak stomachs, if only to once again experience the wonders of Tilda Swinton.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) [It] doesn't feel like a con job; rather, it's a genuine attempt to bring Queen and the legacy of Freddie Mercury to life on the big screen for the one thing that reigned supreme in their dynasty: the music. And what music it is. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
5/5 88% What They Had (2018) Superb acting from a great ensemble including the role of his career for Robert Forster in a moving film where if you don't shed a tear you are probably dead inside.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
5/5 76% Mid90s (2018) Jonah Hill makes a sensational writing/directing debut in a coming of age story quite unlike any other in recent times. Sunny Suljic is a kid you will remember.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant give Oscar worthy performances in this beautifully realized true story about author Lee Israel who forged celebrity letters and lived to write about it.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/5 79% Halloween (2018) Forget all the ones that came in between the John Carpenter 1978 original and this one , a perfect sequel as Jamie Lee Curtis battles Michael Myers (again).‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
96% The Hate U Give (2018) Hopefully this is a movie that will make a difference and cut through the noise.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet are superb in powerful family drama about drug addiction.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo , & Chris Hemsworth lead a cool cast in this fun retro film noir wannabe that has a rhythm all its own.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) It may be a fourth version of this time honored showbiz saga but Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga make 'A Star Is Born' all their own- and that's a very good thing.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling reteam after 'La La Land' and create a very different but equally thrilling work in this highly impressive story of Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 moon shot.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
5/5 95% Private Life (2018) Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn are funny and heartbreaking in Netflix's best movie yet.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 29% Venom (2018) Tom Hardy tries his best to channel his inner alien but Venom is less than marvelous as a comic book movie.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Robert Redford goes out in a blaze of glory in what he says will be his final acting job in a film.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
1.5/5 29% Night School (2018) Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish fail to get the laughs in over-the-top comedy that makes Road Runner look subtle by comparison.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 13% Life Itself (2018) This isn't easy stuff to pull off, but Fogelman succeeds in luring us in and keeping us genuinely involved with all these character.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/5 58% White Boy Rick (2018) Powered by strong performances and a rather incredible true story set in 80's Detroit, this compelling drama will keep you riveted.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/5 33% The Predator (2018) The umpteenth reboot, remake, rehash, reimagination of the Predator franchise is actually good old fashioned monster movie fun.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2.5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Inspired casting of Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick plus a promising first half make this Paul Feig confection worth checking out.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 59% Operation Finale (2018) Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac excel in the tense and exciting story of the capture in 1960 of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. An entertaining and important story as relevant as ever.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
5/5 93% Searching (2018) The gimmick of setting the action in the center of our Google world genuinely works for all 100-plus minutes, and even after adjusting to its unusual hook makes you forget the gimmick entirely after a while.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) One joke premise that runs out of gas and ideas frequently still has the incomparable Melissa McCarthy , Maya Rudolph, a few good laughs, and Henson's puppetry to give it a pass even if it might have been better as a short.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
5/5 81% Alpha (2018) A stirring boy-and-his-dog adventure that is the perfect family entertainment and deserves to find an audience even IF Disney didn't make it.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
5/5 84% The Wife (2018) Six time Oscar nominee Glenn Close delivers the kind of performance than could finally win her one in The Wife, a crackerjack adult drama that keeps you riveted.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Mark Wahlberg tries to fast talk his way into new action franchise but is shooting blanks with a movie that is just SO deja view.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee's best in years. Sharp, funny, timely and powerful with superb performances .‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
5/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Dazzling delight that brings the romantic comedy genre roaring back to life.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3/5 76% Never Goin' Back (2018) If you loved Spring Breakers , you will love this BFF girl-driven raunchy comedy that works in spite of its lowbrow humor. The cast shines for this sort of thing.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Complete rehash of every cliche we have repeatedly seen in just about every single YA dystopian teen nightmare movies. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
2/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Despite the welcome and hilarious presence of Kate McKinnon, the action scenes overwhelm the comedy in this uneven movie that can't decide what it really wants to be.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) No disguising it. Mission: Impossible - Fallout is the best yet. Tom Cruise is indefatiguable and proves Ethan Hunt rules.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
4/5 88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Thanks to Scotty Bowers in a no-holds-barred and highly entertaining documentary Hollywood legends are seen in a way you never could have imagined.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
5/5 82% Puzzle (2018) Kelly Macdonald shines and puts the pieces together for one of 2018's best performances.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 93% Blindspotting (2018) Ambitious , starkly original Dramedy is a showcase for the unique talents of Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) With the original cast intact and Cher aboard now, don't even try to resist this tuneful sequel to the Abba musical feast.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Denzel Washington may be over 60 but as his work in his first sequel ever here proves he is definitely not over the hill.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) It's The Towering ROCK as Dwayne Johnson scales the heights of a dumb but actually sort of fun summer action flick.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4/5 30% Shock and Awe (2018) Rob Reiner tells the truth of an endangered free press in a powerful and pertinent drama about journalists who just want to get it right.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
2/5 53% The First Purge (2018) Here's to hoping 'The First Purge' turns out to be the LAST 'Purge' -- But don't count on it.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Paul Rudd gets plenty of big (and small) laughs in Ant-Man And The Wasp, a Marvel outing thankfully on the light side, with a breakthru female character co-headlining a Marvel film for the first time.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) In her first narrative film since Winter's Bone, director Debra Granik once again makes a compelling and human drama set in the wilderness , and once again discovers a bright new star.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/5 63% Uncle Drew (2018) Who knew a bunch of NBA all-stars could turn out to be so funny and such good comic actors? Uncle Drew scores on many fronts as the surprise feel good movie of the summer.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3.5/5 77% The King (2018) Eugene Jarecki's fascinating documentary merges the life of Elvis Presley with the state of things today in Trump's America and not surprisingly has a lot of questions to answer.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
5/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The summer's most exciting thriller is also its timeliest. Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin turn this 'Sicario' into a film every bit on the level of the great first film, and in many ways even exceeds it.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
52% Boundaries (2018) Boundaries is the perfect family comedy.‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
1.5/5 55% Tag (2018) Way over-stuffed and over the top comedy wastes the talents of its ensemble cast and becomes just another dumb 'Hangover' wannabe. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018